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"Hypertension affects about 46% of U.S. adults, has estimated costs exceeding $50 billion annually, and is the most common chronic condition for which patients see primary care physicians. Since hypertension often has few or no symptoms, it is commonly undertreated, leading to severe and life-threatening complications.
A significant number of patients experience elevated blood pressure when in a clinical setting, which can make hypertension challenging to accurately diagnose. Poor measurement technique and measurement bias can also contribute to inaccurate office-based blood pressures. RPM is suited to address these challenges by providing:
Frequent blood pressure monitoring over longer periods of time, yielding a more accurate assessment of patient’s true blood pressure and risk of future cardiovascular events
Providers’ and patients’ access to daily blood pressures to assess the need for and response to adjustments in treatment
RPM can signal effectiveness of treatment and cue earlier changes in treatment to get blood pressure under control faster
While remote patient monitoring systems for hypertension currently leverage an at-home, connected blood pressure cuff, the landscape is developing rapidly to explore digestible technology and wearables."
Quoted from the AMA's Digital Health Information Handbook.